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“A Not So Quiet Space”: Sound Art in the Music & Arts Library, Fri 10/21, 6-8pm

The Music & Arts Library and the Sound Arts MFA Program cordially invite you to “A Not So Quiet Space”, featuring work by the current students in the program, utilizing the space of the Music & Arts Library for temporary installations and performances.
Come join us for some interesting sounds and experiences!
Friday, 10/21, from 6-8pm, in the Music & Arts Library, 701 Dodge.
(CUID required or contact patterson@columbia.edu to RSVP).

Click this link for the full poster (PDF): soundartsevent2016-finalposter


Computer Music Center presents workshop on composition/production (free!)

Columbia’s Computer Music Center presents a FREE all-day workshop on composition and production, on Sunday 4/14/13, 10am-5pm, at the Center, Prentis Hall, 3rd floor, 632 W. 125th St. The event will feature several noted composers and music coders and technologists.

From their announcement:

The Columbia University Computer Music Center is hosting a day-long workshop on issues arising from ‘production’: the impact of contemporary recording studio and digital-signal processing tools in crafting the sonic presentation of music. We will be especially focussing on the use of these tools, how they influence our musical creativity and the role recording technologies play in shaping the work we do. Towards that end, we have invited a group of musicians and researchers involved in music technology to help lead a community discussion of these issues. All are welcome to participate in this event.

The event is free and open to the public. Full details are at this link.  Come on down!

Hawk drops by Music & Arts Library to kick off new semester

A visitor stopped by the ledges of the Music & Arts Library this morning, to help kick off the new semester! Our expertise is not in ornithology, but we’re speculating that it’s a juvenile (red-tail?) hawk. Bird nerds, feel free to weigh in. Apparently the spot’s quite comfy, as the hawk spent over 30 minutes sunning himself and peeking in the window from time to time. Or, perhaps he’s a music fan, and wanted to check out our collections…

We take this as an auspicious start to the new semester. Regular hours are now back in effect. See you in the library!


Please Note: Libraries system downtime, Wed Jan 2 through Mon Jan 7, 2013

PLEASE NOTE: The Libraries’ system software will be undergoing a significant upgrade from Wed Jan 2nd, through Mon Jan 7th.

During this time, you will not be able to renew items online, and some features of CLIO will not be working (bookbag, saved searches, etc). You can still use CLIO to search for materials, but it will be “static” during the upgrade, and will not reflect the real-time status of items. You *will* be able to place Offsite, Borrow Direct (UPDATE: We’ve been informed that Borrow Direct service will NOT be available, after all), and Inter-Library Loan requests. No Music & Arts Library items will fall due over the Winter Break.

We hope that disruptions will be minimal, but if you have any questions or problems, contact us at musiclibrary@columbia.edu.

NOTICE: Music & Arts Library, storm-related closures

   Due to the imminent storm, the Music & Arts Library will close early today (Sunday 10/28) at 6pm, and will remain closed during Monday 10/29. Normal hours are currently expected to resume on Tuesday, 10/30, but please stay tuned for further updates.

We will attempt to provide reference support via email on Monday. If you have music research questions that can’t wait, please email musiclibrary@columbia.edu and we will do our best to respond.

Music & Arts Library – Chilly Temperature!

Dear patrons,

We’re experiencing very chilly temperatures in the Music & Arts Library. Seasonal temperature changes are underway, but the Campus Facilities office has told us that they don’t yet have a fixed date for turning on the piped-in hot water which is used to heat Dodge Hall. We’ve asked them to do whatever they can in the meantime to help mitigate the problem.

Until this problem is fixed, the best we can recommend is to wear warm clothing for your visit! Our apologies for this inconvenience.

John-Carlos Perea, Elliot Humberto Kavee, AKU-MATU in concert, Sat 9/22, 7pm

The Center for Ethnomusicology’s “Native Sounds North & South” Series presents concert of Jazz and Hip-Hop by Native American/Native Alaskan recording artists:

and Elliot Humberto Kavee and

Saturday September 22
Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center (click for map)
Columbia University Morningside Campus




Prof. Susan Boynton at the “Book History Colloquium”, Thu 9/20, 6-7:30pm

Prof. Susan Boynton, historian of medieval music, liturgy, and monasticism,  and faculty in the Music Dept., presents a lecture titled “The Visigothic Script in the Age of Print: Politics and the History of Paleography“, on  Thursday, 9/20, from 6 – 7:30 pm, as part of the “Book History Colloquium“, presented by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

For further details on the event and on the series, see the home page of the Book History Colloquium.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 is Brazilian World Music Day!

Join the Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC) in celebrating Brazilian World Music Day on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

Resources on popular Brazilian music in all forms have been contributed by participants from around the world, to build what ARC describes as “a free, permanently available, online database of Brazilian recordings and their locations around the world.”

The site lists events and performances, as well, which are being held in association with Brazilian World Music Day, or feature Brazilian music.

Check out the website’s YouTube channel, for hours of Brazilian musical enjoyment!

There is an exhibition featuring the music of Brazil, including recordings, books, scores, and ephemera from our collections, on display in the main exhibition case of the Music & Arts Library (701 Dodge).  All of the featured recordings are available for listening in the Library. A research guide on Brazilian music prepared by library intern John Kroondyck, working with Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian Sean Knowlton, is available at: http://library.columbia.edu/content/libraryweb/indiv/global/latam/guides/bwmd.html.

And, stay tuned! because WKCR will be featuring 12 hours of Brazilian music, to be broadcast on Friday, Sept. 7th, 2012, beginning at 1pm. The broadcast will feature several live performances on-air.

Also in conjunction with the event, Prof. Aaron Fox, from Columbia’s Music Department, will join other participants at a symposium on “Whose Music Is It, Anyway?: The Politics of Property and Archives in Brazil, the Americas, and at Columbia“.   It will be held at the Casa Hispanica on Sept. 28, 3-5pm

Put a little samba in your step with Brazilian World Music Day!

Note: Music & Arts Library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 14th due to Presidential address

Please Note: Due to security restrictions around President Obama’s visit to campus on Monday, May 14th, 2012,  the Music & Arts Library will be CLOSED that day.

Items which happened to fall due on this day will not be considered overdue, when returned on Tuesday 5/15. Check the full schedule of library hours for any other closures related to the president’s visit: http://hours.library.columbia.edu

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us at musiclibrary@columbia.edu with any problems or concerns.